Copacabana Journals

Titicaca Blues

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A travel journal to Copacabana by SeenThat

Lake Titicaca Photo, Copacabana, Bolivia More Photos
Quote: On a deep blue lake at the top of the world and a famous town on its shores

Copacabana Bolivia (General)

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Attraction | "Reaching Copacabana"

Lake Titicaca Photo, Copacabana, Bolivia
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The scene was unexpected. Sitting on the side of the boat facing Mount Illimani, I was disappointed. The colossus was hidden behind clouds; I had no chance of getting the "Mount Illimani over the Water" picture I desired. In the late afternoon the breeze was cold and there were waves in the usually calm waters. Yet, the camera wasn’t idle, a group of birds decided we had food – or that we were food – and followed the boat from such a short distance that I seriously considered shifting the camera to the macro function. But I’m rushing ahead. It all began much earlier…Transport...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 27, 2010

Cafe Bistrot

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Restaurant | "The Coffee"

Cafe Bistrot Photo, Copacabana, Bolivia
Quote:
Once in Copacabana, I wanted a coffee, there was no point in rushing towards the lake. Nothing had really changed since my last visit, thus I headed directly to the 6 de Agosto Avenue, the main commercial street in town. It connects between the central plaza and the lake, and is perpendicular to the last. This is typical of Bolivia. Regardless the beauty of the surroundings, nobody cares about placing restaurants and shops so that they would enjoy the views. It is not related to the price of the land; here, most of the lakeshore is empty and available. They are just oblivious to aesthetic considerations. Emphasizing this point was a huge cement anchor blocking most of the lake views.Many r...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 27, 2010

Cafe Bistrot
Corner Zapana & Calle 6 de Agosto
Copacabana, Bolivia

Copacabana Bolivia (General)

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Story/Tip

Copacabana Photo, Copacabana, Bolivia
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Why? Why should I visit Copacabana, if I have already seen Sorata, Coroico and any other number of Bolivian small towns? There are three good reasons for that: the Cerro Calvario, the Catedral de la Virgen de Copacabana, and the Titicaca Lake. Copacabana is built between Cerro (Hill) Calvario and Cerro Niño (Child) Calvario. The Cerro Calvario delimits the city to the north and is dedicated to the Via Crucis suffered by Jesus; the place has been developed by the Franc...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 27, 2010

Kiosko La Playa #4

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Restaurant | "The Fish"

Kiosko La Playa #4 Photo, Copacabana, Bolivia
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Earlier in this journal, I commented on the lack of local and culinary attractions as a reason for the ongoing decline in the number of tourists stopping at Copacabana. Local culinary attractions are difficult to find in Bolivia. Those who had read my earlier journals on these topics, may have an idea how difficult is to find such items. Not less complicated is surviving un-attacked a visit to a local market, the best places for finding truly local delicacies. The denizens’ lack of knowledge on their roots also complicates the issue. Most Bolivians would cite "trout" as a local delicacy. Trout ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 27, 2010

Kiosko La Playa #4
Lake Shore, Lake Titicaca
Copacabana, Bolivia

Lake Titicaca

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Attraction | "The Lake"

Lake Titicaca Photo, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia
Quote:
A high plateau abruptly colliding with one of the highest mountains in the continent composes the dramatic setup for a deep blue lake with incredibly broken, fractal-like shores, and an overwhelming beauty. Outside the many tiny ports and piers along the shores, the shore doesn’t have clear limits since the interface between the land and the lake is a large and dense body of totora, plants which have their roots in the water or the mud.Irregular shorelines mean that shiny glimpses of the lake appear and disappear along the way at apparently random points. The first opportunity the traveler has to enjoy a clear view of the lake is in the Strait of Tiquina, the narrowest part of the lake and...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 27, 2010

Lake Titicaca
Near Puno
Peru

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